Family Medicine

Family medicine is a medical specialty that undertakes the general health care of individuals, families and communities.
Family Medicine

What is Family Medicine

Family medicine is a medical specialty that undertakes the general health care of individuals, families and communities. Family physicians are healthcare professionals who work as a general practitioner, usually providing primary health care services.

These doctors provide services on many issues related to the general health condition and provide both preventive health services and treatment-oriented care to their patients.

Which Diseases Does the Family Physician Treat

Family medicine usually includes general health care and primary health care. Family physicians deal with many different health problems and focus on a wide range of diseases. Here are some of the diseases that family medicine usually treats:

Acute Diseases:

  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • DiarrheaThroat ache
  • Ear infections

Chronic Diseases:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Heart diseases
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Mental Health Problems:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Stress management
  • Mood disorders

Metabolic Diseases:

  • Obesity
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)

Metabolic syndrome Infections:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Skin infections
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STI)
  • Eye infections

Sexual Health:

  • Sexually transmitted infections (STI)
  • Birth control consultancy
  • Sexual health problems

Health Check-ups and Preventive Services:

  • Vaccines
  • Check-up examinations
  • Cancer screenings
  • Cervical smear tests
  • Screening tests such as mammography

Pediatric Health and Vaccines:

  • Health check-ups for children
  • Vaccines and immunization programs

Geriatric Care:

  • Geriatric health examinations
  • Management of chronic diseases
  • Geriatric care plans

Injuries and Emergencies:

  • Minor injuries
  • Emergency medical assistance

 

    Liv Hospital Family Medicine

    Protective and preventive health services, personalized check-up programs, early diagnosis and correct treatment services are provided at ISU Liv Hospital Bahçeşehir Family Medicine / Check-up Outpatient Clinic. In addition, in the “personalized health monitoring” program created for patients and patient relatives, the family physician - psychologist and dietitian work together to follow up chronic diseases in a multidisciplinary approach.